History and Art History
College of Humanities and Social Sciences

HIST 388: Topics in European History

HIST 388-001: Burial and Ritual in Medieval Europe
(Spring 2018)

01:30 PM to 02:45 PM TR

Innovation Hall 206

Section Information for Spring 2018

The course surveys burials from pre-historic to medieval periods.  Lecture and discussion will examine the rituals and sacred spaces that developed around death and burial. The idea is to track through time those features which have endured, as well as to identify the introduction of innovations.  Readings will be drawn from scholarly journals and on-line resources.  Discussion will explore the various theories advanced by scholars to explain the archeological and textual evidence.  Course work will be comprised of quizzes, work-sheets, and one research paper.

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Course Information from the University Catalog

Credits: 3

Study of historical topics or periods of special interest. Notes: Topics announced in advance. May be repeated for credit when topic is different. May be repeated within the term.
Schedule Type: Lecture

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